Councils and Standing Committees

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* Faculty Council
* Humanities Council
* Academic Committee
* Curriculum Committee
* Health Professions Advisory Committee
* Committee on Instruction
* Committee on Student Standards
* Promotion and Tenure Committee
* Science and Math Council
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Faculty Council

The College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Council provides the faculty with a small group of representatives to act on behalf of the faculty, to examine new ideas and proposals, to assist in policy development, and to identify and resolve problems.

Meetings: Meeting dates are established at the beginning of the academic year.

Chair:  Jamie Winders (2016-2018)
Web link: Faculty Bylaws
Contact: Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs
Phone: 315-443-1011/2014

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Humanities Council

The Humanities Council is dedicated to fostering a campus climate that ensures the continuation of a vibrant role for teaching the humanities and for engaging in intellectual discovery and exchange. The Council supports the discovery, production, preservation, critique, and dissemination of knowledge in and across the humanities disciplines broadly conceived.

Web link: Humanities Council
Chair: Kathryn Everly (2016-2018)

Contact: Curriculum, Instruction, and Programs
Phone: 315-443-1011/2014

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Academic Committee

The Academic Committee oversees the academic status of students, the certification of degrees, the academic advising programs, and related efforts. The Committee meets monthly and holds two suspension appeals meetings each academic year.

Web link: Academic Committee
Chair: 
Contact: Kandice Salomone, Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support
Phone: 315-443-1643

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Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee exercises broad supervision over the courses and curricular programs of The College, does periodic reviews of the course structure and curricular programs and policies, and makes recommendations for changes.

Contact: Ashley Fundahn, Curriculum Coordinator
Phone: 315-443-1414

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Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Health Professions Advisory Committee is responsible for continuing review of all aspects of advising students interested in careers in the health professions and shall assist in advising the program's students and in writing letters of recommendation. 

Web link: HPA Website
Chair: 
Contact: Kandice Salomone, Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support
Phone: 315-443-1643

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Committee on Instruction

Appointed annually by the Dean, the Committee on Instruction considers matters of policy pertaining to instruction and makes recommendations. The committee also accepts nominations for the William Wasserstrom Prize for the Teaching of Graduate Students. The award is presented annually at the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Commencement Weekend. 

Contact: Cassidy Perreault, Administrative Specialist
Phone: 315-443-2875

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Committee on Student Standards

The Committee on Student Standards meets as needed when academic integrity hearings are requested. Training for Committee members is conducted by the University's Academic Integrity Office.

Web link: Academic Integrity Policies and Procedures
Contact: Kandice Salomone, Associate Dean, Advising and Academic Support
Phone: 315-443-1643

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Promotion and Tenure Committee

The Promotion and Tenure Committee examines the cases of all currently non-tenured faculty members who are eligible to be considered for tenure and makes recommendations to the Dean of The College of Arts and Sciences and the Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The Promotion and Tenure Committee also considers recommendations for promotion and makes recommendations to the Senate Committee on Appointment and Promotion.

Web link: Promotion and Tenure Policies, Procedures, and Forms
Contact: Cassidy Perreault, Administrative Specialist
Phone: 315-443-2875

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Science and Math Council

The Science and Math Council, composed of the chairs or representatives from the science and mathematics departments and chaired by the Assoc. Dean for Science and Math, focuses upon finding ways to enhance and promote excellence in scientific research and teaching in the sciences. The Council further looks to promote collaborative work between the departments and provide a forum for shared concerns and developing new and creative ideas and opportunities. 

Contact: Paul Fitzgerald, Associate Dean for Math and Sciences 
Phone: 315-443-2619

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Important Dates

A&S Faculty Meetings
  • Mondays
  • 3:45-5:45 p.m.
  • 500 Hall of Languages


A&S All Chairs Meetings
  • Tuesdays
  • 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  • 500 Hall of Languages
    • (These meetings will be as needed, determined by issues that would benefit from all-chair participation)
    • Contact: Kathy Zubal-Strang x8289


HSM Chairs Meetings
  • Tuesdays
  • 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  • 320 Hall of Languages
    • Contact: Kathy Zubal-Strang x8289


Faculty Council Meeting
  • Fridays
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • 320 Hall of Languages
    • Contact: Curriculum, Instruction & Programs x1011/x2014


Humanities Council Meeting
  • Fridays
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
  • 320 Hall of Languages
    • Contact: Curriculum, Instruction & Programs x1011/x2014


Promotion and Tenure
  • Contact: Cassidy Perreault x2875


Science and Math Council
  • Tuesdays
  • 2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
  • 320 Hall of Languages
    • Contact: Curriculum, Instruction & Programs x1011/x2014